Say Hello to MCPA's Summer Series

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts is delighted to announce the return of Boogie followed by a summer of great concerts and family-friendly events!

More Info for Tie-Dye for Pride!
June 2, 2022|Thursday

Tie-Dye for Pride!

🌈 A hands-on tie-dye activity to kick off Pride Month | Open to all ages! 🌈

MCPA Parking Lot (Jebbett/Rowmark Festival Grounds)
Event Starts 4:00 PM
More Info for Boogie on the Block
June 3, 2022|Friday

Boogie on the Block

Presented by Premier Band Featuring The Docksiders & The Wet Bandits

MCPA Parking Lot (Jebbett/Rowmark Festival Grounds)
Event Starts 5:00 PM
More Info for Food Trucks at MCPA
June 8 - Sep 14, 2022

Food Trucks at MCPA

Summer Events

MCPA Parking Lot (Jebbett/Rowmark Festival Grounds)
More Info for Lunchtime Live Series
June 14 - July 26, 2022

Lunchtime Live Series

Free Concerts at Riverside Park

Riverside Park
More Info for Riverside Civic Concert Series
June 15 - July 20, 2022

Riverside Civic Concert Series

Summer Events

Allen P. Dudley Band Shell at Riverside Park
More Info for Performing Arts Camp: Dr. Seuss World
July 11 - 15, 2022

Performing Arts Camp: Dr. Seuss World

Grades 1-8

Donnell Theater, MCPA
More Info for Youtheatre Academy: Show Stoppers
July 18 - 22, 2022

Youtheatre Academy: Show Stoppers

Grades 6-12

Donnell Theater, MCPA
More Info for Tab Benoit
Aug 4, 2022|Thursday

Tab Benoit

Sponsored by LaRiche Chevrolet Cadillac

MCPA Parking Lot (Jebbett/Rowmark Festival Grounds)
Event Starts 7:30 PM
More Info for The Verve Pipe
Aug 11, 2022|Thursday

The Verve Pipe

Sponsored by Ball Corporation Beverage and Packaging North & Central America

MCPA Parking Lot (Jebbett/Rowmark Festival Grounds)
Event Starts 7:30 PM
More Info for Laurie Berkner
Aug 27, 2022|Saturday

Laurie Berkner

Summer Events

MCPA Parking Lot (Jebbett/Rowmark Festival Grounds)
Event Starts 3:00 PM

Boogie on the Block (formerly Boogie on Main) kicks off the summer on Friday, June 3 at 5 p.m. Now conveniently located in MCPA’s lot, this year’s celebration features The Wet Bandits from Cleveland followed by an encore performance by the national touring yacht rock tribute band, The Docksiders. Tickets for Boogie are just $5 and can be purchased at the gate.

Guitarist and singer Tab Benoit brings his Southern Louisiana bayou blues to Findlay on Thursday, August 4. Relive the best of the 90s one week later with rockers The Verve Pipe (best known for their hit “The Freshman”) on Thursday, August 11. Both shows start at 7:30 p.m.

Families will have the opportunity to get their groove on as well with one of the best-known family musical artists of all time, Laurie Berkner, on Saturday, August 28 at 3 p.m. 

Tickets for these three summer concerts go on sale to MCPA donors at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8 and the public at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 11.

MCPA hosts the free Lunchtime Live Series at Riverside Park’s Waterfall Pavilion again this year. Shows will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. every Tuesday from June 14 through July 26, except for July 5. This series will feature live music performed by local artists including Ryan Parker, Christa McCutchen, James Adkins, Eric Sowers, Jason Wagner and The Bridge Live Duo. People are encouraged to bring their own lunch and seating to enjoy the concerts.

Other free programming includes the Riverside Civic Concert series at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays June 15 through July 20. This popular series is held at the Allen P. Dudley Band Shell at Riverside Park and features Findlay Civic Band, Fostoria Community Band, Night Jazz and FHS Pantasia.

No tickets are required for the free shows in the park and details can be found in the event listings above!

Food trucks fill MCPA’s lot on May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10 and September 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. And the Hancock County Farmer’s Market returns on May 5 and continues every Thursday from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. through October 27.

Registration opens Friday, March 11 at 11 a.m. for Performing Arts Camp – Dr. Seuss World, with sessions for grades 1-4 and grades 5-8, from July 11 through 15; and Youtheatre Academy for grades 6-12 from July 18 through 22.